We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Vico Solitario no 11, 75100, Matera, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0835 310118

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 803 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Journey back in time

Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario is a good way to learn how people lived in cave dwellings. A house, snow cistern, some old photos - all with English explanation. Sometimes hard to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
KrisD_pl
,
Warsaw, Poland
Add Photo Write a Review

803 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 79: English reviews
Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
736 reviews
415 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario is a good way to learn how people lived in cave dwellings. A house, snow cistern, some old photos - all with English explanation. Sometimes hard to believe. Entry fee is 3 euros, the place is close to San Pietro Caveoso square.

Helpful?
Thank KrisD_pl
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
439 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Not to be confused with Casa Grotta Del Casanuovu to the south of Sasso Caveoso, which is undeservedly much lower in trip advisor rankings and has very few reviews for some reason despite in our opinion being equally as good as this cave house especially as that one has five rooms spread over 3 levels. This cave house is to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Angu5
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It's really setup of how people used to live in the cave houses. Very interesting explanations about the habits. the tools, the interior and the ways they lived.

Helpful?
Thank Dimana_g
Virginia
Level Contributor
404 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Casa Grotto is an ancient previously inhabited cave within the Sassi of Matera, and offers a window on the times when these caves were home to thousands of people.

Helpful?
Thank RebelVirginia
Hampshire, England
Level Contributor
594 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

For only €3 you can see how people lived their lives in a Sassi. This particular cave house was occupied by a family until 1956 We thought the attraction was well done and worth a visit Probably only takes 20/30 mins max

Helpful?
Thank Mike48
Columbus Ohio
Level Contributor
45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was a highlight of our Food and Wine tour of southern Italy/Sicily. My first impression was the city looked like what I imagined Jerusalem would look. Then we found out that Mel Gibson had filmed the Passion of the Christ here because of its resemblance to Jerusalem. Learning how people lived in these caves and seeing how they lived... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Maddiescout
walsall, UK
Level Contributor
244 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Unbelievable to look around and see how people used to live in Matera. Lots of things to see - it is worth having a good look round and taking an interest in each object as it can be quite under-whelming otherwise!! The kitchen and master bedroom (along with a baby's crib) are the highlights.

Helpful?
2 Thank harveyswalsall_UK
UK
Level Contributor
69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Very informative visit. It is narrated in Italian so ask for the transcript in English to understand everything being shown. Here you learn how it really was to live in the Sassi before the renovations in to B and Bs and hotels.

Helpful?
2 Thank supergirlUk
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The hotel suggested this was a great place to spend 15 mins, and for a couple of euros its well worth a visit, it a cave set out how life would have been in the 50s, with an audio description in English and I guess other languages, and it really shows and tells how life was like not very long... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Robin L
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

No English language available so didn't really understand much. But found the place fascinating . Thought it was a bit of a rip off that you had to buy more tickets to go in the churches next door .

Helpful?
Thank Margaret B

Travellers who viewed Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario also viewed

Matera, Province of Matera
Matera, Province of Matera
 
 

Been to Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Catania, Italy
over a year ago
Catania, Italy
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?